The Victorian Internet

The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers
Author(s): Tom Standage
Genre: History, Science
Original Publish Date: Aug 14, 2018
Product Number: EB00739663
Released: Oct 29, 2018
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781635573961
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A new edition of the first book by the bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses-the fascinating story of the telegraph, the world's first "Internet," which revolutionized the nineteenth century even more than the Internet has the twentieth and twenty first.The Victorian Internet tells the colorful story of the telegraph's creation and remarkable impact, and of the visionaries, oddballs, and eccentrics who pioneered it, from the eighteenth-century French scientist Jean-Antoine Nollet to Samuel F. B. Morse and Thomas Edison. The electric telegraph nullified distance and shrank the world quicker and further than ever before or since, and its story mirrors and predicts that of the Internet in numerous ways.

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Author(s): Tom Standage
Narrator(s): Derek Perkins
Genre: Science, History
Product Number Z100090163
Released: Mar 24, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781494590925